No Snow Yet? Ever? Live Vicariously Through This Homage to Calvin and Hobbes
And I'll Form the Head!
Jim Frommeyer and Teague Chrystie‘s tribute to Bill Watterson‘s snowmen is somewhat more than meets the eye. Frommeyer explains their process:
First thing to know is that every shot is practical. Every snowman was built from scratch. And it was all filmed on my dining table.
There was no single method used for anything. Some snowmen were playdough (out of focus snowmen), some were wire frame sculpty models (hero snowmen), paper mache (larger models). We did try to keep clay with clay and mache with mache within shots.
Depending on the size of the shot and model, either sugar, flour, or a 1:4 mix of both was used. The smaller stuff used flour. Paint the model white and roll it in sugar. Boom. Snowman.